Fade to Black
Issa Black Philly Film Festival
Fade to Black: Issa Black Philly Film Fest is an annual film festival occurring every February showcasing the works of local Black Filmmakers of all levels, experiences, and styles.
This year’s theme is Contemporary Nostalgia. New things that remind us of our past. Where we came from. Or our favorite movie as a kid. It’s like when someone samples an old song for a new track. Or watching reruns on a streaming platform. Bell bottoms. Crocs. Stranger Things. X-Men. Contemporary Nostalgia examines the things that make us, US. The definition is up to the interpretation of the Artist and we can’t wait to see what you think!
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Fade to Black 2022
All Tickets are Pay What You Decide (PWYD)!
Fade to Black: Issa Black Philly Film Festival will be held in-person and online on February 28, 2022 at 6 PM in Philadelphia, PA. This year Fade to Black will be splitting 50% of the total box office sales with the filmmakers in this year's line up.
Submissions Open: December 1
Submissions Close: January 17
Submissions Extension: January 25
Submissions Notification: February 1
Festival Premiere: February 28
Stay tuned for Fade to Black 2022 trailer featuring this year's line up!
The Fade to Black Podcast
This year we will be counting down to Fade to Black: Issa Black Philly Film Festival with the official Fade to Black Movie Line-Up, a selection of movies honoring black cinema curated for a month long watch party.
Be sure to tune in every Sunday for a new episode of our new podcast, The Fade to Black Podcast, a weekly Black History Month podcast in February honoring Black culture through the dissection, shade-throwing, and culture shifting conversations around black cinema chosen from the Fade to Black Movie Line Up.